WHISTLESTOP TOUR:The president-elect began what is to be a weeks-long tour of major industries nationwide with a visit to the Nangang Software Park in Taipei
Date: Feb 24, 2016
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said her administration would
focus on making the biotechnology and medicine industry the future cornerstone of Taiwan’s economic growth.
She made the statement as she visited the Nangang Software Park in Taipei, the first stop of what is planned as a weeks-long tour of Taiwanese industries.
“We hope to learn the newest research and development directions of the industry to better coordinate support from the government and academia,” Tsai said, adding that the second objective was to look into what legal difficulties the industry has so that her government could help ameliorate the situation.
Accompanied by almost every member of her future policymaking team, Tsai said her visit embodied both the determination and confidence of her incoming administration to see the industry succeed.
The development of the biomedicine industry is something Taiwan must do, Tsai said. [FULL STORY]